Once upon a time, Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas were a couple. Yes, the pair dated when they super young, back in their early Disney Channel days. And as we know from their mutual pal Demi Lovato, Nick happened to go back and forth between dating Selena and Miley Cyrus, so imagine all the DRAMA that went down. But we're talking about the Nelena era at the moment and the "Wolves" songstress just went ahead and exposed the fact that Nick basically always tried to keep their relationship a secret, even though she didn't really want to. Ouch.
So here's what went down: Nick stopped by Nick Grimshaw's BBC Radio 1 show and took part in the heart rate monitor challenge where basically, the singer was hooked up to a machine that was tracking his heart rate and the lovely Mr. Grimshaw was showing Nick video clips that might get his heart rate up. There was a video from his brother Joe Jonas revealing an embarrassing story, a clip of Miley's music video for the song "7 Things" that's about her romance with Nick and then a message from Selena herself.
"Hello Nicholas, it is Selena Gomez. Don’t need to say my whole name with you, but it is. So I know what you’re doing and I would like to remind you of a time where we all went to Central Park together. It was definitely over 10 years ago. I was wondering if that brought up anything for you. Central Park was really beautiful, it was actually my first time, maybe that says something. If not, I failed," she said.
OKAY SEL, way to be all cryptic on us. But Nick knew exactly what she was referring to and he went on to tell the story of how he and Selena went on a double date to Central Park in New York City along with Joe and his then-girlfriend Taylor Swift and basically, it was a disaster because Nick was too preoccupied with keeping his relationship private.
"OK, so this was at a time when my brothers and I were a boy band and we were in Central Park and we were very private about our relationship. And she was unhappy that her Central Park experience was ruined by the fact that I walked about 20 feet away from her. Even though they were taking pictures of us and obviously we were there together it was like, 'It would be better if we stand about 25 feet apart.' So it ruiend her Central park expereince," Nick explained. "So her and Taylor Swift, who was dating my brother Joe — but we never confirmed it — walked 25 feet behind us as we walked through the park by ourselves."
Can you even process this quartet out and about on a double date together and yet Taylor and Selena had to walk together while Nick and Joe walked way in front of them?! Not really all that romantic, when you think about it. But hey, they were just young teenagers and now, we have a feeling they both don't care if the world knows they're dating someone so clearly times have changed. Plus, Selena did say that it was the fact that she and Tay were each dating a Jonas Brother at the same time that led to their forever friendship they have now, so at least the girls got something meaningful after these romances fizzled out, right? Oh, and did we mention that while Nick was first started telling this story, his heart rate got rather high, all the way up to 94.
LOL, well maybe looking back on these memories got him a bit flustered for a minute knowing that Selena seemed to be the one who wanted their relationship to be out in the open but he wasn't about it back in the day, that's for sure. While there aren't many details out there about their short-lived love story, it's all water under the bridge. They're obviously friendly now and we all nearly exploded seeing the duo hanging out back in 2015 at a Video Music Awards afterparty where Joe was serving as the DJ.
A ~moment~ it was. And now we all know about Nelena's weird Central Park date. The true gift here.
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